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. THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVES, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1916
BUILDS MOTHER'S TOMB
R. L. DASHIELL TRAVELS
KENTUCKY TO DO IT.
Through 70 Years The Memory
His Dead Parent Was Grave
To Dallas Man.
B. L. Dashiel will return in a day
or two from Louisville, Ky. He writes
from Chicago that he will be back in
time to vote.
That would be an item for The Ob
server's Terse Tales but it would cov
er up a good "story." The story
fts it came over the wire from Ken
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 30.
Returning to Louisvilb after sev
enty years to honor the memory of
his mother, "The Beautiful Lady on
the Hill," R. L. Dashiell, a native of
Louisville, Kentucky, is on his way
:ome, after attending the dedicator
of a monument to his mother on the
old burying ground of the Dashiell
family, just beyond tl.e "Cabbayf
Patch," made famous by Alice II
For two weeks Mr. Dashiell, old
and grey-headed, superintended ev
cavation on the site of the cemetery
of seventy years ago, which later was
the site of a fort built by General
Don Carlos Buell at the approach o
Bragg'B troops from the south. Ths
old man confided his secict to non
of the residents of the vi:inity, bene
arotreed much curiosity. At the end
cf that time there was excavated tl
remains believed to be those of his
mother, Mrs. D. W. Dashiell.
The expense of the trip, location,
excavation ana monument was borne
jointly by Mr. Dashiell and his broth
er, Ben F. Dashiell, of Spokane,
Wash. Dashiell 's father was Dr. D.
W. Dashiell, a noted physician in the
early days of Kentucky. Wlhen the
Oregon man was only 6 years old, his
mother, the central figure in the fa
mous old play, "The Beautiful Lady
on the Hill," and said to have been
one of the most beautiful women in
Kentucky, died. She was buried in
the orchard near the old Dashiell
place and a massive brick wall, forty
feet square, was built around the
burying ground. A year later, taking
his two little boys, the physician went
west. This was in 1843. The aged
visitor to his birthplace recalls bis
pilgrimage to the west in an oxen
A few weeks ago, in pursuance to
the plan long ago made, Mr. Dashiell
came here and consulted an attorney
about finding the burial plot on the
old homestead. Holding a deed for
the plot forty feet square, which had
long since passed into other hands,
Dashiell took possession of the
ground. County Surveyor Russell
Gaines was on hand to survey the site
in preparation for litigation which
may follow. The old homestead had
changed hands a number of times and
the site of the graveyard was dug and
plowed over by Union soldiers when
they erected entrenchments on the ap
proach of the Confederates to Louise
ville during the Civil war. The old
stone wall had been covered over.
Much history is connected with the
Dashiell place. The house, built in
1835, still stands. In it were enter
tained at different times, Henry Clay.
President Zachary Taylor, George D.
Prentice and other Kentucky notnbles
The monument, dedicated by two
Louisville pastors, has the follow
"Erected to the Memorv of Mv
Mother, Mrs. D. W. Pa-shioH, "The
Beautiful Lady on the Hill."
as far away as Kansas have been
shown, and caused the place to
unusually busy. I do not know
if I mentioned before how very
biisy this town is. I have to look as
carefully to cross a street here as I
would in Portland, and the jitney ser
vice is tremendous. They use Fords
mostly, and they dash around the cor
ners like bees.
There is another type of person oc
casionally seen on the streets here
who always claims my undivided at
tention when he passes me, and that
is the cow-boy, He is the real thing,
I tell you.
I wish to say that I am beginning
to enjoy the Texas cooking now. I
presume that homesick feeling had
everything to do with my making the
statement that they didn't know how
to cook here. One would meet that
condition anywhere they went, I pre
sume. I have met a great many nice
people here, and one of the girls, who
is a Texan, is particularly interesting.
She wished to see the big film produc
tion, "The Birth of Texas," recently.
and asked me to go with her, and I
went, thinking I might learn some
thing of the history of Texas. The
enthusiasm of the crowd was demon
strated by cheering throughout the
picture, and I found myself clapping
and exclaiming as busily ias any na
tive. The absence of Mexicans at the
theater was noticeable.
Recently a very large dam was com
pleted and dedicated at Elephant
Birtte, near here. It is said to be sec
ond largest in the world, being 3i
miles long, iand 7 years will be re
quired to fill it. I presume that is
because water is so scarce in this
country. I cannot imagine any dam
in Oregon filling that slowly. Can
you? PEARL OWINGS.
Wlalter G.riffito and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Collins, Mr. and Mrs.
James Boydston, Mr. James Collins.
Mrs. Jane Brown, Mrs. Bill Shaw,
Mrs. Nettie Hutton and children.
Miss Ednelle Collins and Mr. aiW
Mrs. P. Dornsife.
Children Have Party.
A children's party was given Sat
urday afternoon for little Almeda
Boughton at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Austin. Appropriate to
the Hallowe'en, games were played
A delightful luncheon was enjoyed
by the little folks late in the after
noon. The little guests were: Lila
and Vira Smith, Lillian and Lucille
Tankerslev, Helen Soehren, Lthel and
Lillie Robb, Dorothy Erskine, Ernes
tine Davis, Cleo Guy, Genevieve and
Audrey Trihble, Grace Stockwell, Vir
ginia and Margaret Ellis, Dorothy and
Militia Dance Enjoyed.
The militia dance Saturday even
ing in the armor' was a very enjoy
able party. Dancing started at nine,
Boy scouts were in charge of the
men's cloak rooms and served punch
Rice and Williams orchestra played
The pretty fall and winter gorwns of
the women of the city and outside
guests and the uniformed men made a
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GEORGE T. GLRI.INGER.
Literary Section to Meet.
The literary section of tli Wo
man's club will meet tomorrow af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. B. Cnsev
Rally day services were held Sun
day at the Methodist church. A total
of 165 pupils and teachers were pres
ent. After the Sunday school ser
vice, a short program was given as
follows: instrumental solo, Benjamin
Rickli; reading, Gertrude Ellis; song
by the junior boys and girls classes!
vocal solo, Juanita Morrison ; reading,
Mrs. Lloyd Soehren. .After the pro
gram an address was given by Rev.
J. M. Brown.
This is Hallowe'en Time.
Hallowe'en parties are in full 6wny
and bid fair to continue to the end
of the week. This merry celebration
is not without its pleasures for the
grown-up folks too, for it lends in
spiration for many parties for them
as well as the younger belles and
beaux. Nearly every party this week
will have its suggestive decorations
and Dallas maids and matrons and
men may prepare themselves to just
love those "spooky" pumpkins and
Murk cats, or else be awfully "skeer-cd."
El Paso, Texas, October 24. 1!H
Well, I'm still here, because I'm
here, because I'm here. The sun still
Rhinos bright and warm throughout
the -day, although the nights are be
ginning to be a trifle chilly, and we
had rain during the middle of the
month. As I write this the windows
tare all open, and one goes without a
eoat or even a sweater during the
day. Steam heat, or any sort of heat,
is as yet nnneeded. The dust blows,
the soot settles, and the hills of Mex
ico stand out sharply against the blue
of the sky, even as when I wrote last.
Army activities are quite as promi
nent, too, as they were a month ago.'
Motor trucks, cycle cans and mule
wagons, ete, are constantly seen on
the streetsall busy in their respec
tive duties of maintaining the camps
and carrying on the work of protect
ing the border. The Sixth Infantry,
of which my brother is a member, is
utill camped at El Valle, Mexico, al
most 200 miles south of the border.
There seems to be no hope of their
being relieved by other regular troops
Quite a large exposition has been
held here for the past couple of weeks.
Exhibits from neighboring states and
Young Women Entertain.
The young woman's section of the
Woman's club entertained a number
of their friends t an enjoyable Hal-
lowe en party in the S. B. Taylor res
idence last night. The young women
of the club ore: Misses Cora Rossi
ter, Pearl Dennett, Hallie Smith,
Pearl Smith, Georgia Shaw, Hattie
Teats, Dilla Viers, Katherene Van
Voorhce-s, Gertrude Wilson, Caroline
Burch, Helen Casey, Gladys Cart-
wright, Ednelle Collins, Edith Cather
wood, Nola Coad, Ava Coad, Georgia
Fiske, Muriel Grant, Alice Grant,
Marie Griffin, Bessie Gooch, Winnie
Hargrove, Jennie Muscott, Julia
Nunn, Bess C. Owens and Mrs. Paul
ine Anlen. The guests of the club
were : Misses Fern Parr, Vera Grant,
Hallie Hart, Helen Gale, Grace Mc
Minn, Ester Dewey, Sarah Peachy,
Hazel Duignan, Klein Oxford, Maud
Barnes and Mrs. Ida May Foster and
Messrs. Herman Hawkins, Cleve
Burch, Ray Boydston, Robert Van
Orsdel, Carl B. Fenton, August Ris
ser, R. S. Kreason, Laird Woods, Dr.
R- C. Virgil, Walter Mirir, Harry
Uaynor, Joe Helgerson, Ernest Hois
ington of Monmouth, Fred Gooch.
Toby Nachtigal. Ray Scott, Ned
Shaw, Willis McDaniel, Frank Mc-
Cann, Forrest Martin, George Cooper.
Fred Stinnett, Max Flannery of Per
ry dale, Will Caldwell. Rov Miller.
Harris Ellsworth, Wayne Barham,
Webster Beebe. Elwin Evans, Glenn
Brock, Merril Barber, Jud Foster and
Gives Birthday Dinner.
A birthday dinner party was given
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. P. Dorn
sife and Mrs. James Boydston, at the!
home of Mr. and Mrs. Dornsife, Son-:
day. At one o'clock a delightful two-'
course dinner wag served. The table
was charmingly decorated with ferns
and sweet peas. Those who enjoyed
the dinner party were : Mr. and Mrs.
MacKenzie spoke Sunday
morning on "The Attitude of Devo
tion Towards Christ." At the even
ing service the subject was "Why I
am a Presbyterian Christian."
The young people of the Presbyter
ian church will give a Hallowe'en so
cial in the parlors of the church to
Ever realized how much fine clay
there is in most people t
Each th bt of if dan. 3
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